What is it about?

Since 2017, a new process has been in place for revisions to psychiatry's diagnostic manual, DSM-5. This piece reports on experiences to date with iterative, data-based revision of DSM's diagnostic categories and text. We also reflect on the process and its limitations.

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Why is it important?

This report on the 1st 3 years of experience with the new process for updating the DSM suggests it's working well, but also highlights some unanswered questions.

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This page is a summary of: Iterative Revision of the DSM: An Interim Report From the DSM-5 Steering Committee, Psychiatric Services, November 2021, American Psychiatric Association, DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.202100013.
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